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Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
blanket over our economy. >> premiums are going up, jobs are being lost. >> we're losing jobs because of obama care. we're losing a lot of jobs because of obama care. >> whoops. turns out they're wrong. really, really wrong. today we learned the economy added 203,000 jobs in november. that means 403,000 jobs since the health care exchanges opened in october. the unemployment rate is now down to 7%. that's the lowest in five years. when the bush recession was ravaging the economy, that's why today's news is so important. five years ago, this country was on the brink of financial ruin. between december 2007 and december 2008, economic growth dropped by $143 million. key stocks fell 33%. and the private sector shed 3.7 million jobs. at the end of the bush years, the private sector was losing jobs month after month. lending and leading to fears of depression. but there wasn't a depression. in fact, president obama's stimulus helped jump start a recovery. we've now had 45 straight months of private sector growth. a remarkable turnaround. republicans were wrong about deregulation about pres
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
to action. we are a better country than this. the basic bargain at the heart of our economy has frayed. >> we are a better country than this. the president knows. because he's lived the american dream himself. >> i take this personally. i'm only here because this country educated my grandfather on the g.i. bill. my father left and my mom hit hard times trying to raise my sister and me while she was going to school, this country helped make sure we didn't go hungry. when michelle, the daughter of a shift worker at a water plant and a secretary, wanted to go to college, just like me, this country helped us afford it. until we could pay it back. so it drives me as a grandson, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving hard-working, optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> the same, the same incredible chance that this country gave him. it's a vision of fairness, jeopardized by a growing gap between rich and poor. look at this chart. this blue line shows the average income of the bottom 90% since 1960. in that time, the
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
weeks, you're causing them to be part of this perpetual unemployed group in our economy. >> helping unemployed workers does them a disservice? that's heartless, clueless, and gutless all rolled into one. right now a majority of americans want to raise the minimum wage. but here's the response from another top republican. >> you don't want to raise the minimum wage to the point you're losing jobs. if you raise it too high, you'll have fewer jobs and fewer opportunities particularly for these young people. >> so giving the lowest paid workers a fair wage threatens the economy? that, too, is clueless, heartless, and gutless. and what about gutting $40 billion in food stamps over ten years? that's what house republicans want. the congressional republicans with the median net worth of nearly $900,000. and now at a time of crisis they want to turn their backs on the unemployed. and on young people. like 11-year-old deshani. living in poverty through no fault of her own. america, we are better than this. and the gop, the party of lincoln should be better than this. joining me now is democr
Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
impact. a recent study concluded raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would boost the economy. we're talking about the effects it would have for everybody. it would increase the wages of 30 million workers, it would create 140,000 jobs in the next few years, and increase economic output by $32 billion. >> wow. wow. and we talked so much about trickle down, how about a little trickle up? people living paycheck to paycheck they spend that money. they buy goods and services. where then more people need to be employed. i would argue that not only is there no negative impact on the budget, a lot of the folks that are working full-time in fast food, in places like walmart, they are still even though they're working, not able to support themselves and their families. so taxpayers have to shell out the money for s.n.a.p., for welfare for folks to be able to get by even though they are working by and doing everything they can. so by having an artificially low minimum wage, we are essentially as taxpayers providing corporate subsidies. >> you know, jared, when you look at the republicans' e
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
to actually hurt the economy. they feel like there needs to be a punishment for the country because it has sinned. >> i'm going to have to leave it there, ryan. thank you for your point. it was a good point. and thank you goldie for being on the show tonight. thank you, both. >>> coming up, the holidays are here and so is the right wing war on christmas. we'll show you why it's really about the culture wars. and a party afraid of change. the day we rescued riley was a truly amazing day. he was a matted mess in a small cage. so that was our first task, was getting him to wellness. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. from contractors and doctors to dog sitters and landscapers, you can find it all on angie's list. we found riley at the shelter, and found everything he needed at angie's list. join today at [ mthat if you wear a partial,w you're almos likely to lose your supporting teeth? try poligrip for partials. poligrip helps minimize stress which may damage supporting teeth by stabilizing your partial. care for
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
. forgiveness in place of vengeance. and south africa is a democratic free market economy right now that's still struggling, but there's a spirit about that place that always gets you going. it's not just mandela. it's the people. and as much as he was the leader of that non-violent movement, he was also a product of strong, loving, caring people that wanted to live together as brothers rather than perish together as -- >> well, what will be his legacy, ambassador? >> his legacy will be the same as the celebration we celebrate now at christmas. peace on earth and good will to all men, women, and children. and he signified that, he exemplified it in his life. he broke down racial and class barriers. he insisted on the highest values of human kind being shared with all of god's children. and he gave his life for it. you know, there were a lot of people from -- there was a big group from atlanta that. there were about 40 people who went there. i don't know whether you remember james orange -- >> yes, very well. >> james took a delegation of old movement people and they took two-way radios and they
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